Thursday, October 4, 2012

Follow Friday--Blog Purpose! :D


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Welcome to Follow Friday! 


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!  


Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?


A: I actually already am an author. If you shift your eyes to the left, you'll see the cover of my debut novel, a futuristic dystopian fantasy, that will be out at the end of the year. I started a blog four months ago so I could establish an online presence to help me connect with my readers and help spread the word about my book. I hope that my blog will always be an archive of information about writing (my passion) and reading (close second) and that it will be a way for me to connect with my readers and for them to feel like they can connect with me. 


How about you? What's YOUR blog's purpose?

57 comments :

  1. Congrats on your book!
    Old Follower!
    Here's My FF

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  2. New follower! Yay I am so happy for you about your book. http://contagiousreads.blogspot.com

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  3. Congrats! Thanks for stopping by. (:

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  4. Congrats on the book Liesel! Thanks for stopping by, I'm an old follower too :)

    Chrystina @BookLiaison

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  5. Congrats on the book! Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follow as I hop through lol

    Julie @Full Moon Dreaming

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  6. Congrats on your book. :) It's a great feeling, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm an old follower.
    MA Church
    http://machurch00.blogspot.com/

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    1. It IS a great feeling! Have a great weekend! :D

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  7. Hopping through. Congrats on being an author! I'd love to be one, but I need to actually write.
    My Hop

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    1. Thanks! And for following too! :D Happy Friday!

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  9. I love your cover, thanks for letting me share to everyone. It's having a blog that has introduced me to many new authors.

    Thanks for stopping by and Have a great weekend!

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  10. Such a great answer! I love when I hear authors talking about just wanting to be close to their fans, because thats all fans want too lol

    Thanks for stopping by!
    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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  11. Old follower, congrats on the book I know just getting to this point is an act of pure magic. Follow link to see my answer... http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/10/follow-friday-blog-hop-58/

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  12. Congrats on your book! It's so great that you want to connect with your readers, and blogging is such a perfect way to do that.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I think it's great how personable you are with your readers. That's how every author should be. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Have a great weekend! :D

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  14. Congrats on that!! I want to be published myself one day but am in the grueling process of getting rejected at every turn--even for day jobs that have nothing to do with my book!

    So I read in all this grueling time!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Readings a great way to deal! Just keep at it and you'll get there eventually. I know how frustrating it can be but just keep on keeping on! You're off to a great start with your blog! happy Friday!

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  15. Big high fives on the book! I just followed you and can now keep up on your good news. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the follow (and the high fives! :D) . I look forward to seeing you around the blogosphere! Happy Friday!

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  16. Great answer!! Until I started blogging I never realised just how much of an online presence we authors have to have! Though, that being said, my online presence is probably going to make people run for the hills instead of the book store! ;)
    Congrats on the book! Wishing you every success!!!
    Here's my FF's for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author
    Happy Friday! =D

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    1. Thanks Carmen! I wish you success as well! Have a great weekend! :D

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my FF Post! I try to do the same thing on my blog since I'm an author and also a book lover =)

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    1. No problem! Have a great weekend, Heather! :D

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  18. My blog's original purpose was the same - to establish an online presence. That was almost three years ago. I've established that presence, and now my blog has a different purpose - to inform, amuse, and serve.

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    1. You're definitely succeeding at all your purposes, Alex! I'm glad to know that you've only been blogging for 3 years. (As big as your following and complex as your blog is, I thought you would have been at it for longer.) Good to know that you can accomplish so much in such a short time! :D Happy Friday! :D

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  19. Hello, I'm a new follower. :) It's so cool that you're an author. That's my dream. I love to write. Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend yourself! :D

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  20. Congrats! on your book.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature.html

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  21. Hey Everyone!
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    MY FF's
    http://manifestingall.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-2.html
    http://moonmagick1.blogspot.com/2012/10/feature-and-follow-1.html

    I followed you back :)

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  22. Blogging is a great way to stay in touch with readers!
    I can't wait to read your book it sounds amazing :)

    Ruty@ Reading...Dreaming

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  23. Congratulations on your book - how exciting!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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    1. No problem, and thanks! Have a great weekend! :D

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  24. Having a blog is a great way to connect with readers! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  25. Congrats on your book and good luck with it! Following you back, thanks for stopping by. :)

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  26. Definitely a great reason to have a blog. I can't wait to read your book!

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  27. Your book looks really creepy, in a good way! New Follower.

    Julie~ My FF

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  28. The cover looks interesting. I will have to check it out.

    I am following this one as well :)

    My FF.

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  29. I hope for that very same thing one day. Once I actually get the book I am currently writing published. =D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, returning some of the love <3

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  30. Thanks so much for stopping by my FF and commenting on my blog! I really appreciate it! :D
    I really like your answer! I'm a new follower of yours!!! :)

    From: J.B. at http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/

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  31. Congratulations on getting published! So exciting. I'm a new follower

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  32. My purpose for my blog is to gain an audience for my writing and pursue my dream. I'm a new follower :)

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